Authorities in Alabama said three men and two women face attempted murder in connection to a verbal argument that led to a bar brawl last winter.
A Lauderdale County grand jury recently indicted Willie Lamont Shelby, 39, Marcus Derryll Cole, 33, Ronnie Lee Shelby, 54, Jamia Nash Shelby, 46, and Dontramese P. Littleton, 29, in connection to the incident that resulted in the victim suffering hearing loss, Florence police said, according to AL.com.
Officers arrested the five suspects over the course of the past week.
In December, according to police, a verbal argument broke out at The Drink Factory and when a woman police identified as the victim in the case attempted to break it up, several people jumped her.
The victim and her friends left the bar after the altercation, but when they returned to retrieve their belongings they had left inside on a table, Jamia Shelby and Littleton allegedly attacked the victim, punching and kicking her, police said.
The three men, Cole and Willie and Ron Shelby, allegedly prevented bouncers from intervening in the scuffle until police got to the bar, according to authorities.
The five accused, who are all out on $62,500 bond each, were originally charged with third-degree assault before the charges were upgraded, Al.com reported.
In Alabama, an attempted murder conviction carries a sentence of anywhere from 10 years to life in prison.
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